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More Egyptian schools to teach Chinese language

Egypt is kicking off a pilot project for teaching Mandarin Chinese in Egyptian schools.
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CAIRO — The Egyptian Ministry of Education has started a pilot project to include Mandarin Chinese as an elective foreign language in the curricula of 12 middle schools across the nation. A Sept. 25 ceremony was held at the Confucius Institute of Cairo University to launch the project, which includes the training of Chinese language teachers, according to a ministry statement.

The project comes as part of a cooperation protocol with the Confucius Institute of Cairo reached in September 2020 between the Egyptian Ministry of Education and China's ambassador to Cairo Liao Liqiang to enhance bilateral cooperation in education and culture.

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